CONFERENCE OF DEFENSE MINISTERS OF THE AMERICAS

PREPARATORY MEETING XIII CMDA CITY OF MEXICO 06/04-06/2018

The Preparatory Meeting of the XIII CMDA from 04 to 06 June 2018 was organized by the Secretary of National Defense of Mexico through the Pro-Tempore Secretariat at the President Intercontinental Polanco Hotel facilities in Mexico City. Representatives and delegates from Argentina, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, USA, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic, Santa Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela, and the Inter-American Defense Board (IADB), as an Observer Organization, were in attendance. The participants finalized the program of activities, the list of Observer Organisms, the Draft Declaration of XIII CMDA and also the Thematic Agenda of the XIV CMDA. Moreover, the Cooperative Republic of Guyana and Chile both volunteered to host the XIV CDMA during the 2019-2020 Cycle and the Federative Republic of Brazil proposed to host the XV CDMA.